Historical Commission

The Historical Commission meets the fourth Tuesday of every month. Please contact us if you have any questions or are interested in serving on the Commission. Thank you.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Webster Historical Commission is to preserve the rich heritage of the Town of Webster for future generations by identifying historic resources, encouraging preservation and adaptive reuse, advocating for preservation bylaws where needed, and educating the public about the history of the Town and the importance of historic preservation. 

Adopted: September 29, 2020

current projectS

Reuben Dudley HouseArchitectural and Historical Survey (1979) & Comprehensive Community Wide Survey (2000)

The Commission is seeking funding at Town Meeting to update the Historical Survey which was first developed in 1979 and updated in 2000.  This is an important first step towards developing a Preservation Plan for the Town of Webster.  To learn more, CLICK HERE.

North Facing - Whole SignTercentenary marker- Restoration and Relocation

The Commission is seeking to restore Webster's one Tercentenary Marker located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Lake Street, Birch Island Road and Thompson Road. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Name Role Term 
Ted Avlas Chairman 2025
Elaine Davies Clerk 2026
Judith-Ann Keegan Member 2024
Reanna Kuzdzal Member 2024
Sean Orgel Member 2025
VACANCIES Two (2) Members TBD

Members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen and serve a 3 year term.

The Webster Historical Commission was established on March 5, 1974 when Town Meeting approved Article 20:

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town By-Laws by adding a new Section 18 to read as follows:

There shall be established under the provisions of the General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 8D, a Historical Commission of the Town of Webster for the purposes and with the rights and duties provided by law to be composed of seven (7) members, appointed by the Board of Selectmen for terms of three (3) years except that the initial appointment shall be two members shall serve (1) year, two members shall serve for (2) years and three members shall serve (3) years."